Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Table for 6 in Kitchen

For Christmas table #4 from last year, we're eating in the kitchen. 

Of course to truly eat in the kitchen and have the kitchen looking like this, we'd have to have the meal catered. 

This mid-century china pattern is called Dwarf Pine.

I think it's fabulous! There's such a modern Asian look to it.

Those pretty glasses with white Christmas trees came from Goodwill. I have five sets of vintage and not so vintage Christmas glasses that all came from Goodwill and love to use them. Even Arby's Currier & Ives glasses look great with the right table setting.

Thin white French bouillon cups were the only other china as I didn't want to hide the pretty pink plates.

White snow sprayed on dwarf pine from our yard made a nice centerpiece with white Christmas trees.

Setting a fancy Christmas table in the kitchen does work, eating a home cooked meal in there at the same time is not as easy.

I hope you've enjoyed my recap of the 4 Christmas tables I created for one post at Across the Way last year. R.H. and I worked our tails off on that one so maybe you'll forgive me for wanting to post the pictures again.

Now, to end this post I must include a picture of Nora that our son sent me. When you see it, you'll understand why this one had to appear on Mimi's blog.

Is she not adorable?


  1. SO very happy you have this blog! I'll go back and read earlier posts as soon as I can. Love the picture of Nora.

    1. thank you, Nan! As you can see, I didn't have comments turned on the first 11 months of this new blog, but decided I was missing out on lots of fun.

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    1. thank you, Jan, from one grandmother's heart to another!

  3. well.
    this is my all time favorite. yes. it is. and the fact that it's in the kitchen makes it even more special!
    and . . .
    the gift? the gift is that precious moment who's as tiny as a violin. oh my gosh.
    oh dewena.
    thank you! xoxo♥

    1. Yes, your little Precious Moment, Tammy! And she still is precious.

  4. Dewena, hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! Nora is so beautiful and has grown so much!

    PS: I absolutely adore the pink dishes!


  5. Thank you, Lottie, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. I DO remember your post from last year / it was absolutely amazing :) You guys just about killed yourselves...:) I was in shock and awe :)

    Have a Merry Christmas m'dear :)

    1. Thank you, Deb! Sometimes I can't believe we did it. And the 2 tables I planned for this Christmas just have not happened. But good family times have.

      Merry Christmas to you!

  7. Dewena,
    Your tables are stunning and just like Deb, I remember them too!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much, Jemma! And here I thought I could come up with a few more for this Christmas. Did not happen. Maybe next year?

  8. How can we forget those beautiful tablescapes, each one unique for its colours, patterns, and design?! You and R.H. had gifted us with such festive flair, and they are just as pretty this year. But, what a darling surprise, this time around, with a solo performance by a budding, blonde talent dressed in tartan, to end this post on a melodically charming note of Christmas cheer!

    Happy Christmas, Dewena!


    1. Doesn't she just look as if she knows exactly what she's doing, Poppy? It was just a symphony members visit to mothers day out school but I hope there's music in her future. I know she is already quickly learning her ballet positions.

      A beautiful and meaningful New Year to you, Poppy dear,

  9. How I love that picture of little Nora. What beautiful tablescapes, Dewena. Merry Christmas to you and all your family. Hugs, peggy

    1. Thank you, Peggy! Aren't our little granddaughters growing so quickly, young ladies now.

      Merry Christmas, Peggy!